Everyone You Ever Knew

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I got a call from my mother today
She said, your Uncle Jack is fading away
And all your cousins are flying east
To Baltimore
To Say Goodbye
And soon my Uncle Jack will die

I was so young when my mama's friend
Miss Rosie passed away
She made us cookies every Christmas
Never did she ever miss one
Till her dying day
Well, diabetes took her leg
And then took her smile away

My sister's friend Jordan shot himself in the head
When I was in Junior High
He was the first peer I knew to die
And everybody wondered why
His youth and optimism couldn't save him
Well, depression leaves some
And takes others away

Sarah Baisden died on the Mount Baker Highway
On an ordinary day
I didn't know her well
She was my first girlfriend's sister
Wonder what she'd be doing today
And when I next see Katie Baisden
I won't know what to say

My old friend Zach's buddy Matt Kincaid
Died on his way to Disneyland
Zach said write a verse for Matt
And how could I argue that
The taking of a beautiful soul when it's beyond control
Will make you question what it's about
And fill your heart with doubt

All the people I'll never say goodbye to
Are sleeping in their graves tonight
And someday, I will too
And so will you
And everyone you ever knew

Nights I've stayed up
Worrying about the unavoidable
Weren't any more productive
Than nights spent happy
With my people and my guitar


from Doldrum Demos, released April 26, 2015



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